Lucy Mecklenburgh reveals top tanning and body confidence tips

Published Wednesday, Jun 11 2014, 11:43 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed her top tips for achieving a sunkissed glow, just in time for summer.

Being an Essex gal, it's fair to say Lucy knows a thing or two about faux tan - she's always showcasing an enviable golden colour whether she's hitting the beach or all dressed up for a night on the tiles.

The brunette beauty is also a fitness fanatic and has set up her own exercise business, Results With Lucy, and hosts BootyCamps where she helps whip fans into shape.

Lucy Mecklenburgh poses as the face of Sunkissed fake tan - June 2014

© Sunkissed

Want to know her tanning and body confidence secrets? You're in luck! Check out Lucy's top tips for a bronzed bikini bod below...

What are your top tanning tips?

"Always keep a tan remover to hand in case of emergency! Sunkissed Exfoliating Tan Remover, £3.99, is a two in one so you can use before tanning to get rid of dead skin cells. This product is also a lifesaver as it will remove any tanning mishaps if you get some on your hands, for example.

"Also, I would advise building up your tan rather than going too dark in the first place as you will get a more natural colour this way."

What is your attitude towards sunbathing?

"I love the sun, but you have to be really careful these days, mainly for the health benefits but also for the anti-ageing benefits. I do sunbathe but avoid sitting in the sun between 12pm and 3pm and I always wear at least an SPF 30. I cover up during the hottest hours. I'd much rather fake it than burn my skin!"

Lucy Mecklenburgh poses as the face of Sunkissed fake tan - June 2014

© Sunkissed

What is the worst sunbathing myth you've been told?

"Your skin won't tan through the clouds. This is not true and it can be really dangerous so always wear sun protection and a cover-up during the hottest hours."

You exercise regularly - do you think this has helped your confidence?

"It's true that if you look good you feel good. Since I started Results With Lucy I have toned up my body, which has really improved my self-esteem. It's a bit like wearing Sunkissed self-tan mousse, having a natural looking tan, even if it is fake, gives me an extra confidence boost, especially when you can't rely on the weather!"

Lucy Mecklenburgh is the official ambassador for Sunkissed, available in Superdrug and selected Tesco stores. For further information go to

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